John Hartigan touted as Leckie replacement

John Hartigan, Former News Limited boss John Hartigan has been linked to the top job at Seven West Media in speculation published in The Australian today.

The newspaper reports on the continuing absence of David Leckie from the helm of Seven West, whose assets include the Seven Network, Pacific Magazines, The West Australian and Yahoo!7.

Seven West Media’s major shareholder is Kerry Stokes. According to The Australian:

“Stokes is known to have reached out to former News Limited boss John Hartigan when Hartigan left News in November last year.

“Hartigan could not be reached for comment yesterday, but has told friends he would not seek a job until after he returned from the London Olympics.”

Journalists often use the phrase “told friends” as a means of sharing not-for-attribution guidance from a source.

Seven told Mumbrella that it did not comment on speculation, but that the speculation was incorrect.


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